Carrot Orange & Ginger Soup

Carrot Orange & Ginger Soup is a delicious spring style soup for the warmer seasons approaching us. It’s incredibly light and refreshing with sweet carrots and hints of citrus and warming ginger. The official first day of spring is just around the corner and I’ve been in the mood for celebrating spring produce in any way I can with recipes- including springtime soups!

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Carrot Orange & Ginger Soup is loaded with heaps of vitamin A especially from the carrots, vitamin C from the oranges, and warming ginger which provides digestive aid amongst other health benefits. Not only is this soup nutrient dense, but it’s also low in calories, which may come at a perfect time for most who are trying to “slim” for spring and summer. Most of us don’t associate soup recipes for the spring and summer months of the year, I hope that with this recipe is can be a new favorite to enjoy!

Serve with |

  • A dollop of Classic Cashew Cheese in the middle
  • Garnish with fresh cut chives, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, pine nuts, hemp seeds, more orange zest
  • Dip Nourishing Nut & Seed Bread into it, one of my favorite ways to enjoy this!
  • Serve with gluten free crackers on the side
  • Serve chilled or warm

The amazing thing about this soup is the flavor translates really well both eaten cold/slightly chilled or warm/hot. I accidentally found this out this past week! I’ve been moving from one home to another and at the same time remodeling the kitchen, bath, and completely painting our entire home- a lot of fun yet tiring work and not a lot of time to cook. I batch cooked this Carrot Orange & Ginger Soup on Sunday in preparation for our busy week ahead; I had no way of heating this soup but still enjoyed it slightly chilled, it tasted just as amazing if not more so when warmed.

TIP // although you could skip the entire steps that deal with cooking and make this an all raw soup (it’d still taste fantastic), carrots are one of few vegetables that actually increase in nutrition with cooking!

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Carrot Orange & Ginger Soup
 
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A creamy, light and refreshing carrot soup with hints of ginger and citrus.
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Recipe type: soup, entree
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs. raw carrots, chopped
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 1 whole orange (about 1 cup)
  • ½ cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 3-4 dates, pitted (adjust to sweeten)
  • 1½ inch fresh ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (to taste)
  • GARNISH // pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, fresh cilantro, Classic Cashew Cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot, on medium heat add coconut oil, garlic, onions, sea salt, and celery to soften. Cook for about 5-8 minutes.
  2. Add chopped carrots and cook for about 10 minutes allowing the vegetables to slightly caramelize.
  3. Add vegetable stock and filtered water.
  4. Cook until the carrots are fork tender, about 15 minutes.
  5. Carefully pour the hot liquids with vegetables in a high speed blender (or if you have an emersion blender you may use this as well) with all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
  6. At this point, add the orange and fresh ginger and blend again until smooth. You can adjust the liquid at this point, if you like a thinner soup just add more water or leave it be and the soup will be thicker.
  7. Reheat as needed on the stovetop or else store in the fridge for leftovers!
  8. Garnish with your favorite seeds and fresh herbs or cashew cheese.
  9. Enjoy!
Notes
LOWER SUGAR // don't use dates
THINNER // add more liquid
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup (1/8th recipe) Calories: 64 Carbohydrates: 12 (net 9) Sugar: 5 Fiber: 3 Protein: 1

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I hope you all love this recipe as much as I’ve been loving it! I made a huge batch of it this past weekend in preparation for our big move, it’s been a life saver to keep my body fueled and belly happy with nourishing foods. Stay tuned, I promise to share pictures of our new digs (and my mini dream kitchen!) soon :)

xx McKel

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Comments

  1. Charlotte says

    I tweeted that this was bookmarked as my weekend dish to make…. I added some cumin seeds along with the onion and garlic, and garnished it with some spring onion – deeeeeelish! The orange zest really lifted it!
    Just a thought….I was wondering if this soup, having carrots as a base, will it be high in GI?

    Otherwise, fab recipe :)
    x

  2. mpk says

    I made this soup over the weekend to have for the week and it is soo delicious! Although I don’t know how long it will last because my fiance loved it so much! I didn’t have any dates so I just use a drop of stevia and it tasted delicious!

  3. Zee says

    This looks great. I’m going to skip the orange, but will add extra orange zest. I think the flavor/ scent would work well, but I want to avoid things that taste sweet in the near future. (An experiment I’m doing. I know our brains get a huge boost of endorphins from sweet tasting foods, so I’m going to cut things that taste sweet, caloric or no, except on holidays and birthdays, and see if it reduces my cravings for sweet things. You know, addictive patterns and all that.) I’ll tell you how it is!

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